The best of '09 - there's quite a few 5k times from various boardsies here.
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wow, some insane times there. it make take a while to get from a 26min 5k to a 16min 5k. But I'm sure I can do it!
As RK said don't worry about times too much. There is a huge ranges of standards at any race and 26 minutes in a 5k race would be no disgrace.
Check out the results from this years rathfarnham 5k for example:
As you can see there 26 minutes would be more or less mid pack. You will also find that your time improves greatly in race conditions compared to your training times.
Good luck with your training
So, tonight was my first ever Tempo Run. Hal Higdon recommends doing one of these ever other week (alternating with Intervals) He describes a tempo Run as a 10-15 minute warm up followed by 15-20 minutes of gradual speed increase to just uner 10k pace, followed by a gradual warm down
My 10 k pace is still a mystery as I have never run one, but 45mintes would be nice so that would be 4:30/km
Anyway found the session tough. Crossing the roads a high pace is a real problem and quite dangerousespecially in these dark windy nights. I think next time it would be better to do this on the track or during the daytime in a park.
Anyway overall 8.75km in 45 minutes Av pace 5:15/km Av Hr 157.
Splits were: 5:44(137), 5:41(147), 5:39 (152), 4:51 (161), 4:50 (168), 4:37 (169), 5:04 (165), 4:59 (164), 5:43 (159)
Interesting figures. Will be good to see how they improve. What HRM do you use to get the splits of pace+hr as I only have a basic one and hope to get a decent one soon?
If that's the tempo run then what're the intervals? I thought they were just different names for doing fast sections within a run.
I think my 10km pace is about 49min so I'd be interested in how you're getting on. I did my track session again last Tuesday but it was only 4 x 3mins with 1min recovery as some of the group are racing this w'end. I'm hoping to pull my 10k pb down to 45mins.
Hi RedB, I have a Garmin 405 Forerunner myself, best investment I ever made .
I normally run shorter races with a AV HR in the mid-high 170's so i guess in retrospect I could have pusehed harder last night.
I think Intervals and Tempo are completely different, Tempos are doing continuos single laps with recovery in between with laps at 5k pace. Tempo is continuous run, with fast pace in the middle (10k pace) and slow down at the end. Thats how i am taking it anyway: So Tempo = slow-faster-fastest-slower-slow and intervals is slow-fast-slow-fast-slow-fast etc...all interesting to me as i have never did this kind of thing before.
* All this is what i understand from HH internediate 10k programme correct me if I'm wrong.
I had planned a 4 mile hill run today at lunchtime but the wind and rain were actually so bad that it would have been dangerous. I settled for 5k on the threadmill at a 5% incline instead. 30 minutes total (10kph). little dead in the legs this evening....
Followed that with weights, more or less the same as last week excpet 3 sets of quad, hamstring and squats added.
With menoscemo's blessing I am going to jump in and join his thread. A bit lazy I know but I couldn't think of a witty name for my thread plus the fear of nobody ever reading it has given me sleepless nights.
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Meno (my pet name for menoscemo ) and me go waaaay back, you may remember us from such threads as the Sub 430 Mentored Thread and....well that's it really.
Anyhoo, we both finished the marathon in 415ish and are both following the Hal Higdon Intermediate 10k plan so it makes sense for both of us to be on the same thread for a kick up the arse every now and again.
A little about myself, 31 year old male, 11st8, 5'10. I suppose I could do with losing a few pounds (just for the running like) so we'll see how that goes. I have only had 4 "races":
07 Dublin Half : 2h10 then hung up the shoes until this year
09 Adamstown 8k : 41:41
09 Longford Half: 1h53
09 Dublin Marathon : 4h18 (novice blow up around mile 19 )
I have never done a 5k or a 10k so it's PBs all the way, I think I'll like the shorter stuff due to my pedigree - U 10 Offaly 200m champion
The HH plan calls for 5 days running, one rest day and a x training day so it's an extra days running from the marathon plan we followed.
The first week was a disaster, only got three days running in due to a foot injury but so far so good this week. Delighted with that as I tend to get injured quite a bit due to lack of stretching and running on roads. This time stretching and strength are part of the programme and I also intend to use the treadmill twice a week.
Mon: 15m treadmill Hill Run : 1.8miles : Avg pace 8:20
Tue: 3.5m easy: Avg pace : 9:17 - plus strengthening/stretching HH stylee
Wed: 8x400 on treadmill at 8.6mph + 1 incline, 30 second recovery jog.
Thursday : 4m easy : Avg Pace : 9:56 - plus strengthening/stretching
Found yesterdays run very tough, it was a lot warmer than expected so no need for the base layers. It was also the first time I've ever run 4 days in a row. Hopefully next Thursday will be easier.
All advice greatly appreciated and thanks to menoscemo for letting me jump in - always good to have a virtual running partner!
Howya lads, great idea, nothin like a bit of virtual comradery. The very best of luck with the goals.
Meno, you are doing well, stepped it up in terms of hill runs, weights etc. That stuff is gonna really stand to ya.
I'm really struggling still. Even the 3 milers are tough. Left ITB is injured now, and I didn't want to admit it. Legs get fairly sore after runs, I think I need a prolonged period of rest (6 weeks) but I don't want to go back to square one. Only have 3 x 3 milers since the marathon as it is. Anyway, I like this idea, and best of luck to you both
Thanks OI, I think you could be right about the prolonged rest, well from running anyway. Take 6 weeks off and then come back all fixed up. Anything else you enjoy doing so you can keep your fitness up that's not high impact? Swim, cycle?
It would be good to have a
Welcome to the Log Sub430...jeez your stats are incredibly similar to mine (age, weight, marathon times, goals), the only thing is your shorter PB's are a little slower, however I am certain that this is because your races over these distances were longer ago than mine e.g. your HM was wexford in May 09(?) mine was at the end of september. I think the Marathon training will have naturally improved times over all distances and you will be pleasantly surprised when you son a 5 or 10k race
Anyway today I decided that I haven't been putting in enough miles since the marathon and HH's 10k plan is not really big on miles. This weeks LSR was to be 5miles but I went a little further....
14km (8.7miles) in 1:21. Pace 5:50/km HR 142
really enjoyed this run, as you can see from HR I took it really easy and enjoyed listening to Newstalks 'off the ball' all the way. I was just a bit annoyed about traffic and pedestrians at times, oh ow I wish the evenings were still bright and the parks were open
Tomorrow I have a stag do to go to, unusually, it is kicking off with a 1hr game of football. I am raring to get back at that since I gave it up before the marathon training. I will use that as my x-training for the week.
Anyway I am going to try to up the mileage over the coming weeks, HH 10k plan is good and I will follow his advice on speed workouts/hills etc but I am gonna add a few miles onto the slow runs.
Nice to hear from you OI, hope you feel better soon. Maybe see you in wexford for the HM, I think it may be a goal of mine
That's good to hear, will be interesting to compare.
Just out of interest what's your maximum and resting heart rate.
I'm around 205 max - hit this on a treadmill session and 53 resting (this morning), it was around 47 during marathon training.
As for the marathon, I wish it was Wexford but it was Longford at the end of August. I really enjoyed that race, hit my stride really early and felt strong at the end - actually ran back to see how the missus was getting on. Compare this to the DCM where I never really got going.
So this morning I intended to do a run outside but the hero run became a softlad run, swapped the shoes for the slippers and onto the treadmill.
6m in 57:04 so 9:30min miles, avg HR 155.
Followed this with some core work. Forgot how much I hate doing this stuff and how hard it is, oh well what doesn't kill you...
So that's 5 days running this week for the first time ever, looking forward to a lazy Sunday.
|Name||Sessions Completed||Total Miles This week||Total miles Overall||Comments|
|Sub430||4||19||31||5 days running, no injury - happy with that|
Back sore, abs sore, core stuff must be working. Challenging week but enjoyable, definitely prefer this than the hard slog of long miles.
For any novices like me reading, I would defo recommend Glover's Competitive Runners Handbook as a starting point. I thought I understood why I was doing different types of runs but he breaks them down very clearly.
I sometimes find it tough to hold back after reading other people's logs - "but sure if he's running 6 times a week and he's faster than me, then maybe I should do the same" - from reading Glover you realise that all people are different and it really is different strokes for different folks. I'm sure this is blindingly obvious for the more experienced runners but as a novice you're pretty much a sponge for information and it's easier to filter misinformation when you have a book for guidance. Glover is that book.
(please nobody say Glover is a charlatan )
Your left ITB and my right.
We should set up a club man
It's both my left and right ITB, the marathon made a cod of the left one, nightmare, weight is rapidly heading northwards aswell, a well tomorrows monday.